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Overboard (1987)

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A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

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Joanna Stayton / Annie Proffitt
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Edith Mintz
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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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Andrew
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Jeffrey Wiseman ...
Brian Price ...
Jamie Wild ...
Greg Proffitt
Frank Campanella ...
Captain Karl
Henry Alan Miller ...
Dr. Norman Korman
Frank Buxton ...
Wilbur Budd (Elk Cove)
Carol Williard ...
Rose Budd (Elk Cove)
Doris Hess ...
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Storyline

Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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amnesia | carpenter | yacht | love | overboard | See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

16 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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Overboard (1987) was released in 1987. In The Best of Times (1986) starring Kurt Russell, released just the year before, there are references to "Gigi", who is Kurt Russell's character's wife and also one of the opposing football players was known as "Dr. Death". In Overboard the letters "G.G." are spray painted on the boys' club house and they also refer to "Dr. Death" coming to rescue their "mother". Both movies star Kurt Russell. See more »

Goofs

When the boys leave the super-glued plates on the counter, one is not hanging over the edge and one is. When Annie (Goldie Hawn) picks them up, they are both hanging out over the edge of the counter. See more »

Quotes

Dean Proffitt: You know what your problem is? You are so goddamn bored, you have to *invent* things to bitch about! You don't have a single thing to do on this earth except for your hair! The closet was fine, you just needed something to fill up your useless, nail-polishing, toe-polishing, rich bitch, sun-tanning days!
[From the engine room, the crew, who have heard all of this, start cheering]
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Cute Movie
4 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Each time this movie appears on cable television I cannot help but watch it. I've probably seen it about 5 times by now. It is not the best movie I've seen, but something about it is magnetic. Yes, the plot is as predictable as can be, but it is a good story. The central characters are likeable as well as some of the supporting players (especially Roddy McDowall as Goldie's long-suffering servant). It's a good movie if you're looking for a few laughs and to feel happy, because that is what Overboard generates.


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